BRISTOL HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY
 


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BRISTOL HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY. 

Our collections and library are open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:15 to 5 p.m.
and Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and by special appointment.
Free to members and $2 for non-members.
Bring your out-of-town guests for a tour.
Books on Bristol history, historic maps, prints and other items are available for sale
in our Museum Corner Gift Shop during open hours.






UPCOMING EVENTS
Society members will receive direct mailings of upcoming events and this site will provide updates as they occur.  To become a member, stop by the Society at 48 Court Street, Bristol, RI, on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday afternoons or click on the membership page to your left.



WINTER LUNCHEON 2015
Sunday, January 25, at 12 noon


NOT EVERYTHING IN RHODE ISLAND IS OLD:
BRISTOL'S MODERN HERITAGE

Winter Luncheon 2015 at the Linden Place Ballroom

with speaker and architectural historian Dr. Catherine W. Zipf

Book your reservation for this event by January 19th.  $35 per person.  
Ticket information below.


Modern architecture left its mark on Bristol in interesting ways.  Dr. Zipf will explore the movement's impact through the work of local Modern landmarks and their notable architects, including Philemon Sturges and Norman Herreshoff.

Dr. Zipf holds degrees from Harvard University as well as the University of Virginia where she earned her doctorate in American architectural and decorative arts history. She has taught at Salve Regina, currently teaches at Roger Williams University and is also a research scholar at MIT.  She is a frequent contributor of architectural and other preservation articles in the Providence Journal.

In addition, Dr. Zipf is the author of an award winning book, Professional Pursuits: Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement.  She is currently working on another book titled Making a Home of Her Own:  Newport's Architectural Patronesses, 1850-1940 where she examines the more than 60 women who constructed primary and secondary homes in Newport.

TICKET AND RESERVATION INFORMATION FOR
WINTER LUNCHEON 2015

January 25, 2015
Ballroom at Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI

$35 per person
Includes luncheon catered by Leo's Restaurant.
 
RSVP BY JANUARY 19TH to book your seat.  
 
You may call the Society at 401-253-7223
or
send your name and names of any guests you will be bringing 
along with check payable to:

 BHPS Luncheon 2015

and mail to:

BHPS Winter Luncheon 2015
PO Box 356
Bristol, RI  02809

Please include your telephone and/or email address.  

Tickets will be available at the door when you check in.






OPEN HOURS  

Our collections and library are open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:15 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and by special appointment. Free to members and $2 for non members. Bring your out-of-town guests for a tour. Books on Bristol history, historic maps, prints and other items are available for sale in our Museum Corner Gift Shop during open hours.



THURSDAY DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS

These downtown walking tours with Ray Battcher, the Society's Librarian and Curator, begin at 3 p.m. every Thursday at the Society (48 Court Street).  There are various topics ranging from "Hither and Yon" to "Backdoor Gossip" to "Russell Warren" and more.  Call the Society for the topic of the week.  Wander the streets of Bristol learning about its early settlers or architectural or business history.  Free to members and $5 for non members.  

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Collections

Founded in 1936 to promote interest in historical research and preservation, to stimulate the study of the history of Southern New England, especially the Town of Bristol, to collect and preserve whatever pertains thereto, and to provide museum quarters for the exhibition of the same and a meeting space for our members.

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